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Caputo Takes Fifth to Lead Crimson Grapplers at Midland Championship

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EVANSTON, Ill. – Senior co-captain Louis Caputo finished fifth at the 47th Midland Championship at 184 pounds in his first wrestling match of the season for the Crimson. The Blue Springs, Mo., native went 4-2 over the two-day tournament to improve to 22-12 at the prestigious event.

Caputo won his first two matches before falling to fifth seed and eventual champion John Dergo of Illinois, 6-3. In the wrestlebacks, Caputo defeated Jerome Ward of Iowa State, the eighth seed and No. 12 wrestler in the nation, 3-1 in sudden victory. After falling to the three seed Phil Keddy, Caputo handed Grant Gramball a 5-0 defeat to place for the fourth time at Midlands.

Harvard finished 24th overall with 16.5 points.

The Crimson returns to action Jan. 8 with a pair of dual meets against Franklin & Marshall (5 p.m.) and Rutgers (6:30 p.m.) in Newark, N.J.

Steven Keith
Fell to No. 1 seed Brandon Precin (Unattached), D, 11-4
Fell to Joe Waltko (Clarion), MD, 11-2

Anthony Buxton
Fell to No. 6 seed(15) Seth Ciasulli (Lehigh), D, 2-0
Fell to John Regan (Bucknell), D, 7-2

Paul Liguori
Defaulted to TJ Hepburn (Nebraska-Kearny)
Medical defaulted out of the tournament

Adam Hogue
Defeated Mike Kelly (Harper Wrestling Club), F, 2:27
Defaulted to No. 4 seed Nick Marable (Missouri)

Bryan Panzano
Fell to No, 1 seed Jay Borschel (Iowa), F, 2:05
Fell to Bryant Croft (MSU) F, 1:07

No. 4 seed Louis Caputo (Fifth)
Defeated Curran Jacobs (MSU), D, 5-1
Defeated Grant Gambrall (Iowa), D, 3-2
Fell to No. 4 seed (6th) John Dergo (Illinois), D, 6-3
Defeated No. 8 (12th) Jerome Ward (Iowa State) D, 3-1, SV
Fell to No. 3 seed (5th) Phil Keddy (Iowa), D, 3-2
Defeated Grant Grammall (Iowa), D, 5-0

Spencer DeSena
Fell to Eric Thompson (Iowa State), F, 2:49
Defeated Dustin Bles (Triton), Md, 14-4
Fell to Tom Minwell (Chattanooga), Md, 9-1